Welcome Vito and glad your asking questions on comparisons. The difference is well beyond the seat and fit. In maintenance costs alone the Vic or GW I believe beat the HD but if your wanting bling maybe the HD is the ride. Comparing the GW to the XCT is tough. Fixed fairing to fork mounted, 5spd to 6spd, ,twin to silence. I ride with several GW and from the power plant side we have many more customizing options if that's your thing but turn key torque,silence the GW. The GW is a higher sitting ride I thought when comparing the XCT.
If I was going to buy a fork mounted fairing it is hands down the XCT, fixed fairing vision or BMW but if I wanted set it and forget it cruising I might go GW but again you seem to sit on it. The XCT and Vision you feel part of it. Didn't get that on the Glide either.
I'm stuck on power plant maint and hands down Vic takes it.
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, Vic perf filter, CB/Icom, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, PCV, Lloyd ATS and Variable intake, Ness honkers
2004 V92 TC - S1 flash, level 1 slip-on, Ness big sucker K&N, ISO Grips, 4x1.5 Highway Hawg Risers, extra chrome (never too much), JM 2k CB 4' antena, Mustang seat, HD Front TS & Lowers, OD Pulley
Retired Navy SCPO